Maritzburg United's Mabhuti Khenyeza reveals Muhsin Ertugral bond
Posted: 3 January 2019 Time: 14:00
New Maritzburg United assistant coach Mabhuti Khenyeza would like to see more former players go into coaching rather than chase TV analyst roles.
Maritzburg this morning confirmed Khenyeza will assist the club's new head coach Muhsin Ertugral.
AmaZulu yesterday announced the 36-year-old ex-Bafana Bafana international had retired from playing as the PSL's second-highest scorer with 110 goals.
"Our peers need to take up the challenge by playing a role on the field, instead of rushing to analyse on television," Khenyeza said at his unveiling to the media at Harry Gwala Stadium.
Khenyeza says he has been preparing to go into coaching for quite some time.
"I've been preparing for this day for years. Even now there are so many professional players I've helped and am still helping."
Khenyeza revealed that Ertugral, who he didn't always see eye-to-eye with in his playing days, encouraged him to take this next step in his career.
"People don't know that me and coach, we've been talking for years, from Ajax Cape Town days.
"From there we've developed a strong relationship, on and off the field.
"He's one of the guys who has been motivating me to take up this role."
Howick-born Khenyeza says Usuthu also offered him a coaching position for next next season but he wanted to develop football in his hometown.
By Nkululeko Dladla